Counselling Courses

Marriage Counselling assists couples
and individuals who are experiencing
difficulty in their relationship.
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Pre Marriage Courses

Pre Marriage courses are presented
and designed to address the needs and
expectations of contemporary couples
preparing for a Christian marriage.
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Counselling FAQs

How to make an appointment?
Is this service confidential?
We answer your questions you
may have about our service.
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Counselling Courses

Individuals or couples can attend for
initial consultations that can
assist them in assessing how
counselling may be of help.
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Pre Marriage Checklist

  • Book church
  • Book officiating priest. Decide whether to have Mass.
  • Arrange pre-marriage preparation (ideally a year before the wedding)
  • Complete civil notification form (at least tree months in advance).
  • Plan the reception.
  • Order Papal Blessing.*
  • Arrange to have papers completed for both parties in current parish(es) by priest(s).
  • Plan ceremony with officiating priest.
  • Arrange music/hymns.*
  • Contact those responsible for church decoration.*
  • Plan and proof booklet.*
  • Provide all readers with copy of texts with which to practice.
  • Purchase candles for ceremony.*
  • Arrange rehearsal in church with priest and readers.
  • Coordinate drivers to ensure timely arrival at church.
  • Assign people to welcome guests at church and usher them to their places.
  • Deliver candle, rings and coins/gifts to the altar before the ceremony begins.
  • Deliver offerings for priest and other services to the sacristy after the ceremony.
  • Ensure that the marriage registration form is delivered to civil authorities.

(*) Indicates options.


Contact Us

Cork Marriage Counselling Centre - CMCC
Cork and Ross Social Services
34 Paul Street,

Tel: 00 353 21 4275678
Pre-Marriage: 00 353 21 4272277
Fax: 00 353 21 4274917

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